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Sunday, den 26. May 2013

The recent brutal slaying of a gay man in New York City had all the trappings of a national news story, so why was it ignored by major cable news outlets? On May 17, Mark Carson was shot in the face and killed while walking home in New York’s Greenwich Village by a man who pelted him with anti-gay slurs and asked, ” You want to die tonight ?” Carson’s alleged killer, Elliot Morales, reportedly laughed as he was arrested by police, bragging about what he had done. The incident highlights a recent spike in anti-gay hate crimes both in New York City and across the country

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Sunday, den 10. March 2013

Last week, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released a video condemning proposed assault weapons bans in Connecticut and at the federal level. The NSSF , the firearm industry’s trade association which is based out of Newtown, Conn., interviewed three Connecticut-Based gun manufacturers about how the bans, if implemented, would affect their businesses

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Friday, den 8. February 2013

There is no evidence that torture was an effective source of gathering intelligence against al-Qaeda, according to John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan, who was the Deputy Executive Director of the CIA when the torture program began , was asked repeatedly by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) as to whether he was aware of any evidence that statements by Bush era-officials Jose Rodriguez , Michael Hayden , and Michael Mukasey that information gleaned from torture led to Osama bin Laden were correct. Brennan said there was not, admitting that there was no evidence to contradict the findings of a 6,000 page Senate report concluding that torture did not get bin Laden: LEVIN: [A]re you aware of any intelligence information that supports Mr

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Tuesday, den 5. February 2013

A Justice Department memo obtained by NBC News says that it would be lawful for the U.S. to kill an American citizen if “an informed, high-level official” of the government decided that the target was a top figure in Al Qaeda “or affiliated force” that posed “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States” and if his capture was not feasible.

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Monday, den 4. February 2013

It shouldn’t have been this way.

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Monday, den 1. October 2012

The  latest weekly Drought Monitor update set another grim record.

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Category: agriculture, author, Climate Progress, Deficit, Economy, Feeds, Global Warming, Health, Justice, LGBT, Media, Politics, Science, Technology, ThinkProgress, Tweets, Video, War, Washington | Comments Off
Thursday, den 20. September 2012

Modern Family ‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson has launched a new campaign called Tie The Knot to raise funds for marriage equality by selling custom-made bow ties. In the video introducing the effort, Ferguson also announced that he will be marrying Justin Mikita, a lawyer who has been his boyfriend for nearly two years. The happy couple urges others to “suit up and tie the knot — so one day we can too!” Watch it:

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Tuesday, den 28. August 2012

Thomas Peterffy, who pioneered the computer-based high-frequency trading that generates millions of dollars in profits for big banks, said in an interview with NPR’s Planet Money that speed trading has gotten so fast that it now “ has absolutely no social value ”: Peterffy says automation has done some very good things for the world. It’s made buying and selling stocks much much cheaper for everyone.

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Tuesday, den 28. August 2012

Just one week after Rep.

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Saturday, den 25. August 2012

During an appearance on Fox News on Saturday morning, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) accused Obama of serving up a “crap sandwich.” “Let’s be very honest and let’s put this in military vernacular, if you’re feeding a person a crap sandwich with a smile, it’s still a crap sandwich,” West said. “That’s what you see coming from President Obama.

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